A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness.
Fig.: Any region or scene of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet.
One of two regions of the Greek mainland where centaur s were said to have lived in the mountainous regions. Associated with simple, pastoral, contented scenes. See also Thessaly.
a picturesque plateau region in Greece, reputed to be the home of pastoral poetry and commemorated by pastoral poets as an ideal landscape of peace and contentment, peopled by philosopher-shepherds.
Arcadia is the central mountainous region of the Peloponnese. Often it is described in idyllic terms: the ideal land of rustic simplicity, especially dear to Hermes, the home of Callisto (the favorite of Artemis), the usual playground of Pan; for the bucolic poets, Arcadia is a place where life is easy, where shepherds leisurely tend their flocks and pursue romantic dalliances. Thus Arcadia becomes that imagined primeval terrain, when human beings lived in contentment and harmony with the natural world. Arcadian refers to any place or time signifying the simple, rustic, pastoral life of a golden age lost.
A region of ancient Greece in the central Peloponnesus. Used in the play, Arcadia, as a reference to any region of simplicity; paradise.
Originally a district in ancient Greece, the home of the god Pan. By Cervantes' time Arcadia was known as a mythical land of happy shepherds and shepherdesses, the setting of many of the pastoral romances.
a department of Greece in the central Peloponnese
a mountainous land of rivers, running streams, deep gorges, fortresses, Byzantine churches and monasteries, traditional villages and ancient cities
Originally a mountainous area in the Peloponnese; then a symbol for idyllic rural life. Virgil's Eclogues were set in Arcadia. See also pastoral.
Arcadia or ArkadÃa (Greek Î‘ÏÎºÎ±Î´Î¯Î±; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a region of Greece in the Peloponnesus. It takes its name from the mythological character Arcas.
Arcadia was the pop group formed in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran, during a break in that band's schedule. However, Roger Taylor appeared in only a few band photographs and in none of the music videos, and stated he was only to be involved in the recording side of the project (he also had minor involvement in The Power Station, the other Duran Duran splinter group). The name of the band was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting "Et in Arcadia ego" (also known as "The Arcadian Shepherds").